Earlier this week, the attention hungry OKC weather media began to collectively tease a “possible” winter weather event that may or may not hit around the Christmas holiday.
Yep, that’s right. The TV weatherheads are crying “Christmas Snow.” They’re doing this despite:
A) They’ve failed miserably in forecasting recent weather events for the metro. Who could forget last year’s ice storm that never happened, or the famed Christmas blizzard fizzle? The Oklahoma weather media’s specialty is spring-time severe weather. Paying attention to what they say about winter weather events 11 days in advance would be like going to Cattlemen’s and ordering the chicken.
B) Any weather forecast that goes beyond five days is basically a highly speculative shot in the dark. It would be like trying to forecast what a stock price will be like two weeks later. Sure, you can have a general idea of what will happen, but unless you’re God and have insider knowledge, you don’t really know.
Mike Morgan shared some tweets about the probably-maybe winter weather event. According to him, the snow that’s going to hit us in 288 hours is currently killing time at a sushi bar in Japan.
He’s saying there’s a 30% chance of snow on Christmas? Uhm, couldn’t you say that at just about any time in Oklahoma from December through February? I’m going to go on record now and say there’s a 30% chance of snow on January 18th. Now if it snows on that date, I get to brag about calling it first. If it doesn’t, I’ll blame the unpredictable weather.
Mike wasn’t the first person in the local weather media to seek attention by teasing Christmas snow during the middle part of the B.C. Clark Anniversary Sale. Naturally, that honor went to our good pal Aaron “Coppertone” Tuttle: